Sir Elton John To Receive Rockefeller Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award At "Celebration of Philanthropy" Event


Oct 28, 2013, 10:26 ET from The Rockefeller Foundation

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, will award Sir Elton John this year's Lifetime Achievement Award for his advocacy on behalf of people with HIV/AIDS, and for the innovative work he has done targeting the stigma of the disease. He will join President Bill Clinton and Ratan Tata as former recipients of the award.


The award will be conferred at The Foundation's "Celebration of Philanthropy" event, which will highlight the myriad accomplishments of modern philanthropy and focus on some of the "big bets" that many individuals and institutions are making to solve the challenges of the next 100 years.


Wednesday, October 30

6:00PM – cocktail reception; 7:00 PM – dinner and award presentation


Hall of Service, Red Cross National Headquarters (1730 E Street, NW, Washington, DC)


The Rockefeller Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award is conferred each year to an eminent individual who is honored for extraordinary and innovative philanthropic work and vision. In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Rockefeller Foundation will give a grant to the Elton John AIDS Foundation in support of its work.

Elton John is well known globally as a leading advocate and philanthropist on behalf of people with HIV/AIDS, realizing early on the importance of de-stigmatizing the disease in order for governments and other donors to contribute resources to treatment and finding a cure.

The event marks the 100th anniversary of The Rockefeller Foundation. Attendees will include top policy makers, thought leaders, think tank heads, the media and foundation presidents. The program will highlight some of the amazing and innovative ideas that American philanthropy is pursuing today.

SOURCE The Rockefeller Foundation